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From: Sylvain Le Gall <sylvain@l...>
Subject: Re: Ocamlopt x86-32 and SSE2
On 12-05-2009, Sylvain Le Gall <sylvain@le-gall.net> wrote:
> On 12-05-2009, Xavier Leroy <Xavier.Leroy@inria.fr> wrote:
>>
>> Sylvain Le Gall:
>>
>> To finish: I'm still very interested in hearing from packagers.  Does
>> Debian, for example, already have some packages that are SSE2-only?
>> Are these packages specially tagged so that the installer will refuse
>> to install them on pre-SSE2 hardware?  What's the party line?
>>
>
> Im my opinion, Debian will probably refuse to ship a package that only
> provide SSE2-only version (but I am talking from my point of view).
>

For those who are interested, a discussion just started about dropping 
pre-i686 architecture for Debian:
http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.linux.debian.devel.kernel/47844

The first round of post seems clearly against this decision. The main
argument is that many school are using old pre-i686 hardware. 

Regards,
Sylvain Le Gall